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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
Roof with solar panels

New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Globe focused on america

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of health, nutrition and the environment within the realm of international relations.

  • Hands holding a duck

    Part of the Clinical Translational Science Award One Health Alliance. Promotes collaboration between disciplines to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment. 

  • Student in Dining Center

    By purchasing local, organic, and Fair Trade products, Tufts Dining contributes to a more sustainable campus while increasing awareness of food systems among staff and students.

  • ENVS Lunch and Learn

    Every week during the academic year, the Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics.

  • Girl in greenhouse

    One of the special-interest housing options on campus. Provides a living space for environmentally interested students and a meeting place for the larger Tufts community. Promotes the spread of knowledge and passion for sustainable living.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability